Welcome to CRADL

The Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning (CRADL) is an interdisciplinary center founded in 1998. It stimulates basic and applied research, and facilitates educational and outreach efforts, in areas related to atypical development and learning.

A joint effort of the College of Arts and Sciences and Education & Human Development

Research Programs

The center provides an organizational umbrella for various research projects and permits the exchange of ideas across research domains.

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CRADL is strengthened by the critical support of individuals, families, foundations, and corporations.

We invite you to consider how you can contribute.

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Children Participants Wanted:

We are looking for children with Cerebral Palsy aged between 6 to 12 years old to participate in our research project. We want to examine the effect of an 8-week home-based virtual reality computer gaming intervention on the improvement of upper-extremity function in children with Cerebral Palsy. Each child will play games for a total of 150 minutes per week at home. Parents and their children usually find these experiences of participation to be interesting and fun. If interested, please contact Dr. Yu-ping Chen at [email protected] and 404-413-1256 for further information.

News & Activities

Distinguished Lecture Series

Each year CRADL holds their Distinguished Lecture Series. Learn about upcoming lectures and see a sample of past presenters/topics.

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Works-in-Progress (WIP)

(WIP) is a forum where members share their ongoing research grants and manuscript drafts with other faculty and students.

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